I remember back in spring it was made known that through an auction someone acquired the former Temple on the Commons. It went on to detail that the new owner agreed to pay back taxes and fines the former owner owed the city, it also went on to list that the new owner wanted to give the building to his son to use as a benefit to the city.
So if all this is true I have an idea for the owner's son, budding community up-lifter that he may be one day.
Why not a movie theater? Lynn used to have many small theaters, why not a small movie theater on the commons, it would be a place to keep kids off the street and bring the community together...maybe even attract new residents and curious out-of-towners. It could show old releases of classic movies (and maybe some not so classic movies) you know, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Star Wars, Cartoons for the kids. A smaller than standard admission could be charged, enough to cover the costs and put away some cash towards helping further improve the building or the owners ability to fund future projects, or just as a reward to the owner for such a service to the community.
Maybe on the weekends it could show one currently screening film. It could even serve as to show films made by local film makers.
Think about it, a structure such as a church, or in this case a temple, would be perfect for showing films or small concerts,or even plays and speeches...maybe even classes and lectures!
Let us just hope that whatever the owner does it adds to the city, even if it was just turned into condos would be an improvement to the property as it stands!